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Engineering Support Services

Our support package ensures you get the most out of your new SD Labs autonomous ready vehicle or software subscription by providing technical support online and over the phone.


Getting the most out of your autonomous-ready vehicles or software

SD Labs provide a wide range of support services for both our vehicle range and subscription software. Our team of engineers cover a wide range of expertise from the vehicle control systems baked into every SD Labs vehicle to a deep understanding of the software needed to make them autonomous.

All of our vehicle packages and software subscriptions come with engineering support built in, and bespoke packages are available via our sales team. This includes both over the phone and Zoom support, and access to online support for reporting and recording any requests.

Our engineering team also deliver software updates and are always on hand to answer your queries, no matter how simple or complex.


StreetDrone 2020 Safety Report

Safety is clearly the most important aspect when deploying self-driving vehicles and it all starts with the vehicle itself. Our engineering team has deep technical expertise in automotive control systems. This means that we can build the safest possible drive-by-wire system in parallel with the vehicle manufacturers existing systems.

Our team’s combined automotive engineering experience has enabled a best practice approach to vehicle safety, prioritised at all levels of our technology deployment. This report details that approach in the hope that together, we can move forward in our discussions and understanding of what a truly safe autonomous future looks like.


Defining the conditions for autonomy

StreetDrone have a proprietary approach to comprehensively defining the scope of autonomous vehicle trials – starting and finishing with safety.

Operational Design Domain (ODD)

The conditions under which a StreetDrone vehicle can operate autonomously.

Vehicle Design Domain (VDD)

The vehicle specification to meet the requirements of the operating conditions.


Defining the ODD

We work with our customers to define the trial environment and conditions; for instance, which road features are present such as traffic lights or roundabouts? What hazards are present such as pedestrians or cyclists? In addition, we add environmental parameters - do we operate in the rain and what are the route speed limits?


The VDD- Software

The software modules are then selected to suit the particular autonomous purpose of the trial - this can include dynamic path planning, object avoidance, pedestrian behaviour prediction and more.


The VDD- Hardware

Once we know the ODD features and software functionality you want to operate with, we can define the hardware requirements for the vehicle. This covers all considerations from computational power to required sensor sets.


Functional Specification

The ODD and VDD, once defined, form the functional specification for your StreetDrone autonomous vehicle - what it can do and where it can go.


Safety Driver Training

Safety driver training is the next essential step to safe deployment of autonomous vehicles. When anything occurs (weather changes, dynamic objects etc.) outside your ODD and VDD conditions, the safety driver will take control of the vehicle.


Safety Case Definition

With all these steps complete, a thorough safety case can be written for an autonomous vehicle trial or demonstration.


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